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73 resources with the concept maya angelou

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Using Poetry to Explore Change and Belonging

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Change, growth, and a sense of belonging are the focus of a unit that uses poetry to explore these themes and the distinguishing features of poetry as well. 
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Instructional Unit Plan

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
Maya Angelou's first autobiography,  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, demonstrates both the author's exemplary writing and the themes of gender and racial injustice that perpetuate beyond the limits of the 20th century. Use a thorough...
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
A revolutionary work of literature requires a revolutionary assessment project. A series of activities on Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings includes discussion questions, a plot synopsis, and a selection of both short and...
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Maya Angelou's first autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is the anchor text in a unit that asks readers to examine how personal relationships and the environment impact a writer's point of view. Class members complete a variety...
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Teacher Guide for Faster Passage: "Sympathy" and "Caged Bird" Poetry

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Prepare class members for formative assessments of student thinking in reading (FAST-R) with a resource that compares Paul Laurence Dunbar's "Sympathy" and Maya Angelou's "Caged Bird." Readers respond to 10 multiple choice questions and...
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Looking for resources to support a reading of Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings? Check out this packet of materials that may be adapted to any central essential question for focus.
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Sixth Grade Poetry

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Study some of the most prominent poets and works of poetry in history with a language arts poetry unit. From Virgil to Shakespeare to Dickinson to Angelou, the resources present biographies and examples of poetic elements to the sixth...
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Free Verse Poem - Graphic Organizer

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
Support your young writers as they explore the freedom and creative potential of a free verse poem. Based on a model poem written by Maya Angelou, this graphic organizer does an excellent job of helping learners form their unique ideas...
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"Champion of the World"

For Students 10th - 12th
“Champion of the World,” a chapter from Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, is the subject of a study guide that asks readers to consider the author’s purpose, the function of the chapter in the entire narrative, and...
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Reading Study Guide: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

For Students 8th - 11th
Meant for use with Maya Angelou's first autobiographical volume I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, the materials here are designed for a homeschool setting, but they'd suit any classroom or text. Graphic organizers, chapter summary guides,...
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The Effects of Slavery

For Teachers 7th - 12th
The emotional and spiritual oppression of slavery in the African-American experience is the focus of this activity. Middle schoolers analyze various texts by Frederick Douglass and Maya Angelou related to freedom and oppression. They use...
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Poetry Reading and Analysis Worksheet - "Woman Work" by Maya Angelou

For Students 7th - 9th
Examine poetic structure and literary devices in an activity focused on Maya Angelou's "Woman Work." The first two pages provide the full text of the poem, which middle schoolers can annotate and highlight. They go on to complete a...
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Fearless Fish Lanterns

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students read about courageous characters who face and positively deal with new situations. They connect what they've read with their own experiences. Students construct fish lanterns to represent their courage in the face of new...
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"Still I Rise" Reading Comprehension Exercise

For Students 11th
Maya Angelou’s poem, "Still I Rise," offers an opportunity for comprehension and close reading practice. The left column of this worksheet contains the text of the poem and the right column presents questions about the six stanzas of the...
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Four Foot Feat - Grandparent Template (long essay version)

For Students 9th
Develop communication skills and teach writing strategies with this essay template. Based on Maya Angelou's "Four Foot Feet" prose essay, this project asks writers to interview their family and then compose a prose essay about their...
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou: Fun Trivia Quiz

For Students 8th - 12th
This Fun Trivia interactive, online quiz may be engaging for readers who want to self-assess their basic understanding of Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings; however, I do not recommend it as a class assignment given the lack of...
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I know Why the Caged Bird Sings Quiz

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, learners respond to 12 multiple choice questions about Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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I know Why the Caged Bird Sings - Essay Questions

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this literature worksheet, students respond to 15 short answer and essay questions about Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Students may also link to an online interactive quiz on the novel at the bottom of the page.
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Study Questions & Essay Topics

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive literature worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Students may check some of their answers online.
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Dou

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders explore the concept that education is related to freedom. In this human rights lesson plan, 9th graders read The Narrative of Frederick Douglass. Students dialogue about their readings and education as it relates to human...
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The Letter H with Maya Angelou and Herry

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Maya Angelou plays a clapping game with Herry that focuses on the letter "H." Herry thinks of various words that start with "H", and ends the video in a happy hug.
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M: My Name Is Maya

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Elmo and Maya Angelou discuss words that start with the letter M. What a fun way to explore M! It's short, but sweet.
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The Tiger Rising: Lesson 12 of 17

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students use a graphic organizer and a Venn Diagram in order to compare William Blake's, Tiger, Tiger Burning Bright to Maya Angelou's, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. In this comparative analysis lesson, students compare and contrast...